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in san francisco, because so many of our technology companies have located their headquarters here in san francisco. [cheers and applause] and because they're located here, we can always ask them for a favor here and there and make sure no one is left out, because that is what we do in government. david chiu and i come from backgrounds where we do not want to leave anybody behind. we want everybody to enjoy the riches of technology. we want them to enjoy the economy in san francisco. that is why we're working so hard to make sure our central marketplace is welcoming of all these technology companies, making sure that we can work with other cities. i am very lucky to be part of the u.s. conference of mayors, and they allow me to represent san francisco as the innovative center for all the rest of the cities across the country. so we get to compare information and there. what these days i will get to talk to you while i am in washington, d.c., and you can hear what i am saying across there, so we can enjoy it -- wherever i go, you know i will be working and not fooling around. finally, we a
in national efficiency that has been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just take the parts that you like. you have to take the holistic approach, to maximize u.s. production and to reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. the last thing i will say is that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. 70% of our use of petroleum in this country is for transportation. transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues, particularly in an issue when rising demand is creating a potential conflict for these resources, then you have to recognize transportation has to be diversified away from petroleum o
efficiency that's been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration first, and then, of course, were increased by the obama administration. it's important to recognize that the eslc report is not political in any way, shape or form. it endorses things that are heartily supported by the right , in some cases, and on the other hand that are supported by people on the left. it's important to recognize you can't just take the parts that you like. you have to take the wholistic approach, which is to, again, maximize u.s. production and to at the same time significantly reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. now, the last thing i'll say before we sit down is it's important to recognize that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. about 70% of our 18.7 million barrel per day use of petroleum in this country is for transportation, and transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. so if you want to reduce the united states' dependence
likely to affect spending on weapons and technology programs as well as how the military provides for troops and their families. >>> two australian radio hosts are apologizing for a prank call that revealed confidential information about kate middleton. >> oh hello there, could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter? >> oh yes, just hold on, ma'am. >> thank you. >> after impersonating the queen and prince charles, they were connected to a nurse in middleton's ward. she revealed the duchess of cambridge had not experienced any morning sickness recently. the hospital says it is reviewing its phone protocol and is considering taking legal action against the radio station. >>> in the philippines, the death toll is climbing after a powerful typhoon lashed parts of the south pacific. this morning the number of deaths climbs to 350 and about 400 people are still missing. many of the dead and unaccounted for are from the southern parts of the nation. in one area, about 80 villagers and soldiers died if a flash flood that swamped two emergency shelters. a national weather service
november 22nd. the u.s. believes the rocket is a cover to test missile technology. >>> president obama is speaking out against ongoing unrest in egypt. he has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concern about recent protests that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, calling the violence unacceptable. president obama did welcome morsi's call for talks with opposition leaders. this comes after a violent week in cairo. on wednesday night, six were killed and nearly 700 injured in protest outside morsi's palace. >>> this morning d.c. mayor vincent gray will announce a new flood prevention for bloomingdale. this comes after flash floods swamped that neighborhood last summer. it would put storage tanks at the former mcmillan sand filtration plant, capable of holding 3 million gallons each. crews will also dig a six block tunnel under first street that could store 6 million gallons of storm water.king for ways to ease traffic and make road im. p -- improvements, and they want uncle sam to foot the bill. the government's shift to fort belvoir put a heavy burden on alre
that they have the capacity to be able to build and have the missile technology to be able to use it in ways of their choosing down the road. and this, as i said earlier, would be very destabilizing, i think, to not only the region, but to the international security environment. who's helping them in my assessment of their ability to be able to launch this missile? i think that they have progressively gained better technology over time, and they have progressively gained that through a number of methods over a number of years and decades. to the degree that they will be more successful than they were last time in such a short period of time and how that -- what they've done to correct it, i can't tell you how they assess that. we'll just have to -- should they choose to go ahead with it, we'll just have to see how it goes. >> -- moving into the region to monitor this? >> well, i won't go into the specifics of how we or our allies position ourselves to insure that we understand what's happening, but we do watch this very carefully, watch it very closely. of course, in my role as the pa-com co
some of that has to do with women holding professional jobs, but also because of new technology that gets the work done faster and frees up people's time. >> there you go. >>> well, an eighth grade girl cooked up a campaign to take on the maker of the easy bake oven. 13-year-old mckenna pope posted a video on change.org. she says her 4-year-old brother gavin loves to cook, but all the toys are marketed to girls. pope says this is not the message that hasbro should be sending to kids. >> why are women in the kitchen and guys working? that's basically what hasbro is saying. really, this company that i've grown to love so much, would resort to conforming to societal gender roles? like, i don't see why. >> pope hopes her appeal will convince hasbro to make a gender neutral oven in time for christmas. hasbro has not commented on the video. >> they've obviously redone it because it didn't look like that when i was a kid. they can redo it again, i guess. >> 13 years old. making a big case. >>> why today history will be made in maryland. >> plus, new information out there morning about
. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
, the old cassette tape idea to using the latest in digital technology. we are excited about the transition because it makes it faster, cheaper, and more efficient to get good quality reading materials to people when they need it. the service is obviously designed for the government to be sure that people have equitable access to the materials. in the spirit of public libraries in this country, we have more public libraries than mcdonald's, we have a chance with a service like this to be sure everybody has a chance to be well informed citizens, which is obviously the most critical and being able to enjoy the rewards of a great novel and literature and being a part of the world a run them. host: our next segment deals with the jobless rate. joining us is rick newman. the numbers said 7.7% when it comes to the unemployment rate. can you tell us what leads to that number? guest: there are some people getting jobs, but as you mentioned a couple of minutes ago, i think the bigger factor is the labor force actually shrunk in november. fewer people were working or looking for work. the unemploymen
. the clerk: h.r. 6582, a bill to allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals and to make technical corrections to existing federal energy efficiency laws, to allow american manufacturers to remain competitive. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from kentucky, mr. which the field, and the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kentucky. mr. whitfield: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in the record and i would like to include several letters including the energy and commerce committee's exchange of letters with the science, space and technology committee and the transportation and infrastructure committee. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. whitfield: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. whitfield: i rise to
different from that and really on purpose because i think women have changed so much. technology has changed all around them. we really had to completely reinvent what it meant to have a flexible, stylish, lucrative, home-based business for today's woman. >> i mean, the comparison to mary kay in that it's done in your home. women that have individual parties. where they invite people to come in and buy. >> we have independent stylists that launch their own business, sharing the style of our jewelry. and not only do they do that at trunk shows which are pop-up shops in people's living room, but i think what's interesting how they do it, they do it through social and mobile, each stylist has their own website. because social media and technology has come so far, the business is completely different. and that means they can earn more than was ever possible before. >> gayle, i don't know anything about stella & dot, but i do know they're backed by sequoia capital. that's a smart venture capital firm. >> i think they really saw in stella & dot that we're three things, a people company first becau
the right care at the right place at the right time. like many organizations and industry, technology play such an important role in enabling us to have been. investing today in data analytics capabilities that identify care and support positions of patience and relevant information. one example [inaudible] -- to identify individuals before it occurs. in a month, identifies more than 407 numbers and produces over 800,000 workers. conversion rates for these interactions been a member got the message in the gap in care was closed. leading to higher quality at lower cost. our vision includes technology that enables practice management , practices that use different electronic health records to exchange information and talk to each other. this allows physicians to share patient information in real-time to further reduce the gap care. we also support health plan members with an array of service and programs designed for making health and addressing chronic position. for members to assessment -- [inaudible] dc-10 to the humana vitality, personalized portal that rewards the number for following a
the philippines. a satellite is light weight compared to a one ton nuclear war head, but a lot of technology used to put a satellite in orbit is the same technology you can use to develop long range ballistic missiles. >> because that failed launch in april, what, it stayed in the air less than a minute or so, are they basically trying to do the same thing now that they failed to do then? >> there's a lot of speculation about that and a lot of experts think that this is a very quick turn around. that launch lasted, went so quickly, there was very little chance to learn much of anything from it. there's a possibility there was one failed part that the north koreans identified. some speculate that they timed their launches in accordance with certain events. in this case, we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the death of kim john-il, so that could be a motivator for this. but a lot of experts say because of the technology involved and the difficulty in getting the launches to succeed, trying to time them to specific historical events is usually not a good way to go about things, wolf. >> c
technology out and that's what i wanted to talk about today. l.e.d. lights, a little more expensive but you can string than three strands together and be more creative but you can look at battery operated lights to keep them safer. the idea is, if you're plugging things in, make sure it's safe. >> do they run as hot? >> they don't run as hot, they're more durable so should last you a longer period of time but again it all comes back to making sure you're inspecting things to make sure they're safe. >> it looks like the -- >> many of these are indoor and outdoor rated. some of the lights are not meant to be outdoors. same with extension cords. make sure they're rated to go outdoor, able to take the load you're looking for. ask people in the stores you go to to give you advice on what you should buy for your application. >> and as far as leaving your lights on. every year we do stories about christmas tree fires. is your best tip to protect yourself from your tree going up in flames? >> the big thing is to make sure you're putting fire retardant things on your tree and looking for -- if you h
road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg. they have the latest technology, smarter associates. you can always visit their website at h.h. greg.com. back to you. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. a study of tamoxifen may change the way doctors treat breast cancer. the story is just ahead in today's health watch. >>> cuff asked defenseless. a police officer puncheses a woman in -- punches a woman in custody. today, a shocking decision about the officer's future. >>> dr. phil's '57 chevy receives the ultimate treatment. >>> you'll definitely something on your arms if you go out this afternoon. bob is updating your first warning weather forecast. >>> it is sunny. 56 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> legendary jazz composer and musician, dave brubeck, has died. ♪ [ music ] ♪ brubeck's career spanned almost all american jazz since world war ii. he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of "time" magazine. he also helped to find
that crashed in iran last year around this time. that, josh, was a huge loss of secret technology. but the tensions do remain with iran. >> martha raddatz, there in washington. thank you for that. >>> now, to the other crisis capturing the world's attention. new concerns that syria may be preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels, trying to overthrow the country's government. today, neighboring turkey, is asking nato for patriot missiles to defend itself as a precaution. president obama has warned syria the u.s. will respond if chemical weapons are employed. >>> back in this country, federal health officials say the flu season is already here. it's the earliest start in nearly a decade. and take a look at this map. widespread flu already being reported from tennessee into the deep south, texas, missouri and georgia not far behind. this year's strain could be dangerous for children and the elderly. doctors' advice here, get your flu shots. >>> meanwhile here in new york, police trying to find the man in this subway surveillance video, arguing with another man in the middle o
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daughter and high resolution images of your planet earth from space. the new technology uses filtering techniques that allows the images such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflecting moonlight to be seen by the naked eye. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelt
that's how they transported information. we have leapt forward in technology since then. >> reporter: but o'neill has his own questions. >> why did a contractor have it? why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff and cases that the second he stood up think, i need to grab it. >> reporter: i put that to a secret service official who didn't answer directly but said protocols have been put in place to make sure this doesn't happen again. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> one of the wofrld's newest pop stars now explaining himself for some old statements he made about u.s. soldiers. that's next. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. to practice math more? i love math! but two ipads means two data plans? that's crazy. maybe not. with at&t mobile share, adding an ipad is just $10 a month. but honestly, mom and dad's lo
could mean big trouble for information technology and defense-related contracting firms that carry a lot of federal business. if spending on those firms gets cut, a lot of people could be out of a job. >> if you go make the kind of cuts that some are suggesting happen, then you're really hurting a lot of the small businesses and residents in fairfax county who rely on federal contracts for their livelihood. ultimately that trickles down to and affects fairfax county. >> fairfax county alone took in $23 billion in federal contracting money back in 2009. that's more than any other county in the country. and it's $3 billion more than washington, d.c. growth for contracting in fairfax county has been explosive to back in 1980 federal contracting dollars totaled just $1.7 billion. why is nova been such a big draw for federal contracting dollars and the big salary jobs that come with them? one word for you. dulles. the international airport provides easy access to washington on its limited access highway. dulles also provides connections to both national and international markets. but it's alr
with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized. this holiday season, give the gift that's magical: the innovative airfit adjustable pillow at special 30% savings. >>> all righty. see the cars in front of the white house? that is the president's motorcade. the first family is going to go to the ellipse to light the national christmas tree. a little behind schedule, but it is beautiful. they have some great a-list talent there, entertaining the people who are gathered down there, including our own doug kammerer, who we'll be checking with in just a few minutes, when the president gets there and the first family lights the tree and begin the christmas season. it will be happening momentarily, right after dan does the sports. >> beautiful down there. wow. >> it doesn't feel like christmas to hockey fans. >> no. but we do have some good news. because hockey is back at verizon center for at least to
will come from operations and technology functions that support the business. >>> netflix announced a massive deal with disney. netflix will have exclusive rights to run disney movies first. the deal will cost the movie company, get this, $300 million starting next year. but analysts new say the deal might have been a little too expensive. a lot of money. >>> coming up, a hospital worker tricked into revealing information about kate middleton's medical condition. >> and find out why a divorce is sparking protest overseas. o [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ . >>> an update on the royal pregnancy. prince william visited his wife kate at the hospital today. she's been there the past three days recovering from a severe form of morning sickness. the royal couple is expectin
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process known as fracking, new technology to get oil in every nook and cranny. some coined a phrase saudi america for america's projected energy boom over the next decade. a report from last month from the international energy watchdog says the u.s. could unseat saudi arabia as the world's top oil producer by the year 2020. >>> quick market check this morning, u.s. stock futures are up, fiscal cliff uncertainty could continue to weigh on stocks until it's resolved. we're getting a lot of economic news this week with the jobs report on friday. so i expect to see hurricane sandy was at play in there. >> figuring into that report. looking forward to that. >>> first it was republicans throwing the president's fiscal cliff plan right back at him. now it's the president's turn. he rejected an offer that included no raise in tax rates for the top 2% of americans, seemed to indicate a little wiggle room on his insistence the taxes go up for the wealthy from 35% to 39.6%. here's what he told bloomberg tv. >> do they have to go up to 39.6% now? >> let me sort of describe the process here for you, j
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. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized. this holiday season, give the gift that's magical: the innovative airfit adjustable pillow at special 30% savings. >>> defense secretary leon panetta said the united states remains very concerned that syria's president, bashar assad, may use chemical weapons. syria, of course, in the midst of a violent civil war, speaking at a conference today panetta said if chemical weapons are used, there will be consequences. >> the president has made very clear that the assad regime ought not to make the mistake of thinking that somehow it can use chemical weapons on their own people and get away with that. >> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton today met with russia's foreign minister and syria's u.n. peace envoy to negotiate a peace strategy for that country. >>> egyptian president mohamed mors
gone too far. >> a whole another section of the grocery store for the technology that we think is not fully understood. >> reporter: there is no proven link between genetically altered food and health problems. they complain government scientists have not done enough independent work and ignore the unknown. they worry but have no proof this new fish will increase allergies and theorize its altered hormone system could somehow cause cancer. the fda's review of company data found those concerns unfounded. is this something i should be afraid of? >> man has been altering the nature of animals since man walked upright and began domesticating animals. arkansas . >> reporter: a new lab created meat in the pipeline for fda approval. very different and just the same as america's favorite fish dinner. >> same texture. >> eating frankenfish. >> please don't use that term. >> reporter: the fda won't say when it will give final approval. the company says it could go out of business before it does. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> and they'll run out of money soon, in january of next yea
-speed internet technology that's transforming the landscape for local businesses. tom foreman has details in this "building up america" report. >> reporter: in the bustling heart of kansas city, the pioneer spirit is burning brightly. entrepreneurs trading ideas, exploring concepts and much of it resolves around a handful of houses on a few beaten up blocks. where some small internet start-ups are drawing national attention. >> i can go local. >> mike farmer is the ceo of leap2, a company with a highly advances mobile search app. >> people stop by the office every day from boston, san francisco, or denver. it's fascinating. >> that must feel pretty good. >> yeah, it does. >> one big reason the companies are clustering here is that google chose this neighborhood to launch its much anticipated super high speed internet connection. 100 times faster than most internet links, google fiber allows massive video, data, and graphic files to move with astonishing feed, permitting development of whole new applications. under the plan, within the next two years, large sections of kansas city on both
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've heard of e-readers. this is e rider. it uses the same technologies e-readers, 50,000 erases you've erased on there, lasts 7 to 10 years. such a good artist. the jot has a magnet and comes in stylish colors. put that on your fridge. >> or your counter, instantly erase them, awesome. >> so you'll be saving the environment on that. >> if you're tired of buying make your own. >> soda stream revolution, one-touch technology. so easy to use, put the -- check that out, put the bottle inside there, snaps in there, pick the fizz you want, press it in there, it has a monitor that lets you know how much fizz you're putting in. 60 flavors to choose from none of which have high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. >> before we go, who doesn't want to throw their iphone into water? >> put that in there. this is the first android smartphone. drop it in there. you can get without a contract, $70 from boost mobile and it's water proof, three feet in 30 minutes and it won't ruin. >> no more running for the tub of rice. there you go. thank you so much, fun ideas. really appreciate it. time right now,
in oil and gas production as well. people talk about the technology and access on private lands. but if we did not have $12 gas and $85 oil, do not see the development -- you would not see development of unconventional is. -- unconventionals. host: robert from st. louis, missouri. caller: thank you for having me. i agree with the previous caller, who had some question as to whether we get complete information. i share that. i was wondering but specifically, brazil has converted pretty much to ethanol. i wonder whether government was responsible for that. i wonder why we have not made much stuff there. is clean coal in it? i've heard that it is. -- a muyth? yth? --a myth? i have heard that it is. why don't we have a push for household and commercial utilities to primarily use natural gas equipment, like water heaters, home heating, so one instead of having to generate electricity with other fuels? cote fracking, i've seen a documentary that showed people turning on their water faucets and they could actually like them. yet it seems to be -- light them. yet it seems to be sweepin
are really frustrated. >> what is available in technology today it is inexcusable the way this information is coming out to the public. their frustration is legitimate. martha: they hope they will have people back in their homes by sunday. good luck with that. bill: from a cash-strapped detroit, michigan. we shared this with you last hour. this is city council member pleading on behalf of the white house to deliver the goods for detroit to help it out with, help the city out with its current economic situation. have a listen to what was said in part and we'll explain more. >> after the election of jimmy carter mayor coleman alexander young, he went to washington, d.c. he came back with some bacon. that's what you do. that's what you do. this is, our people in after overwhelmingly supported the re-election of this president. there ought to be a quid pro quo and you also exercise leadership on that. of course not just that but why not? bill: so this is something that is being debated today. we talked about it last hour with stuart varney. what stuart's point was, if you start with detroit wh
care issue as well, we talked about technology, data sharing, there's a lot of productivity issues embedded in this. >> we have a couple of minutes left, a couple other hot button topics we haven't discussed as much. capital gains and dividends. dividends treated as ordinary income, capital gains up to 20%. how much revenue are we talking about there? and if those become bargaining chips how much are we giving up? >> the cap gains rate is scheduled to go to 20%. but we're actually talking 23.8%. dividends currently at 15%, scheduled to go to ordinary rates, and add the 3.8% as well for people who have high enough incomes. significant increases. interesting fact as you think about the fiscal cliff and what's coming, you see people responding to it in their behavior around capital gains and dividends. companies are moving up dividends into this year to help vare shareholders take advantage of the lower rate. you see and i expect you'll see more investors realizing capital gains to get lower rate this is year. there's clearly money there and there's clearly money that has if you will,
've come out with top picks from star investors. technology. >> these are, again, sort of out-of-the-box picks. align makes those invisible braces for your teeth. >> invisalign. >> i was thinking of getting those, yeah. >> and those things are really huge. pentair makes water filtration systems, obviously, you know, globally. that's an incredible business right now. water is a precious commodity. public storage is exactly what it sounds like, all those storage containers. that business is mature, it's consolidating. they're the biggest player. gilead had a once-a-day hiv pill and now a once-a-day hepatitis c pill. 4 million americans have that bad disease. finance moody's controversy because of the financial crisis, but you can't go into the bond markets without moody's, and they have a very, very strong cash flow. i don't know how steve feels about them. and then here, some of the other companies as well, utilities cms is in michigan. albany is a diversified company. large cap, ubs -- excuse me, u.s. bank is the fifth largest bank in the country, kind of an old-fashioned bank
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